This quote made me think about Stanley, and me. I am small, but mighty. Over my lifetime, I have sought after power. Could be because I felt so powerless.
There were times I felt like being aggressive was powerful, driving a huge truck was powerful, anger was powerful. Today I realize, being healthy, loving and giving is powerful. This journey has taught me many good lessons.
First and foremost, I don't need the approval of anybody, except my God and myself. It doesn't matter to me if you think I'm unacceptable. As long as I'm doing the next right thing and growing in a positive direction.
In a time when age is not in Vogue, I feel more powerful and beautiful than I ever have. I have learned, beauty exudes from the heart. Over the years, I have seen this over and over again.
From meeting a woman I thought was hit with the ugly stick and turned out to be one of the most beautiful women I've ever known. To the young, gorgeous woman who had a vile mouth and spirit and lost her beauty in it.
I remember once, my young cousin, 5 at the time, thought my daughter in law looked like a princess at her wedding. Later, at a family dinner, that same young girl told me; She lost her pretty.
What a statement from one so young. Beauty and strength definitely come from confidence and love. Every time I get tempted to buy the next big anti-aging cream, I have to remember, beautiful is from the heart.
Fantasizing the freedom in approving of myself.